Originally Posted by linuxjacques
I will try these tests tonight when I am at home.
My tests so far have shown 14-15MB/s USBHDD read speeds.
I finally got some time to test drive to drive copy speeds, and I found something
a bit disturbing.
I only had NTFS formatted drives available to test with - I will try other
I had wondered when I saw the WDTV boot why it includes two different
NTFS drivers - kernel ntfs and ntfs-3g.
kernel ntfs even today does not have good write support, and in the 2.6.15
kernel I think it had none at all.
ntfs-3g does have write support, so why not only use ntfs-g3?
Well, when you plug in a NTFS formatted drive, the WDTV mounts it twice
once read-only with the kernel ntfs driver and once read-write with ntfs-3g.
For some reason the write performance to NTFS is horrible
I am getting 874kB/s write speeds (I got 10MB/s to a fat32 flash drive).
I can only imagine this had something to do with the long "scan" times
when a drive is plugged in - the sqlite database is written to the drive
during the scan.
I haven't had time to test network throughput yet; it's on my list.